Someone in a forum mentioned that his FF would use 0.5GB “just to write a post”. As I browser with Nightly and a 100+ tabs I can’t really compare. So I got the latest stable and checked the usage with a fresh install on macOS, no add-ons and only the one post open.
I was a bit shocked to see it has a memory usage of just over 600MB out of the box (real memory: ~950MB)
Checking again with 6 tabs open we are talking ~1.6GB (real memory ~2.4GB).
Is that normal?
I know from many tickets that a lot of work has been done to keep memory usage in check, and for some reason I expected it to be way lower. I often have to restart my FF DevTools at work using up to 8GB, but I thought it was only from a dozen extensions and my many tabs.
Sorry, the screenshot is in German. “Speicher” === Memory